Chapter 2. Configuring a Test Project

In this chapter, exclusive focus is on the structure and files contained in test. The topic has already been touched upon briefly in the first chapter, but a closer look at them would help set the background for further exploration as tests are the most important feature of the Robot Framework. The following major topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Creating a Robot Framework test file and a testsuite.
  • Understanding differences in syntax across different file formats used in configuration. Gaining knowledge about the different configuration files.
  • Understanding and utilizing setup and teardown operations
  • Increasing automation through test re-use

We will start by explaining, what a test is and how it can be ...

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